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Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

by Richard Dawkins

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A stunning collaboration between a world-famous scientist and outstanding illustrator- What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these.Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu’s egg?Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back?Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun – but what is the real answer to such questions? The Magic of Reality, with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages - young adults, adults, children, octogenarians.Teaming up with the renowned illustrator Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins answers all these questions and many more.In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths. We encounter rainbows, earthquakes, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery.Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come. Illustrated throughout with 4 colour integrated artwork by Dave McKean

Product Info

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9780593066126
Title
The Magic of Reality
Country
UK
Year
2011
Width (mm)
198
Date of Publication
15 September 2011
Subjects
  1. COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction
  2. SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  3. Popular science
  4. Science
  5. Nature
  6. Science - Philosophy
  7. Reality
  8. Natural History: General
  9. ANF:Popular Science
ISBN-13
9780593066126
Blurb

What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun - but what is the real answer to such questions? "The Magic of Reality", with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages - young adults, adults, children, octogenarians. Teaming up with the renowned illustrator Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins answers all these questions and many more. In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths.
We encounter rainbows, our genetic ancestors, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery. Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come.

Number of Pages
272
Country of Publication
GB
Barcode
9780593066126
Binding
Hardback
Audiences
  1. General/trade
BISAC
SCI075000
Authors
  1. Richard Dawkins
Height (mm)
253
City of Publication
London
Weight (grams)
1191

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Francois, South Africa. 13 August 2014

Fantastic book!!!In most cases it begins with mythical explanations, followed by a clear, nicely written and illustrated explanations of truth,as best we know it and as revealed by science.Professor Dawkins treats complicated topics in easily understood step by step fashion. Overall the things that science has uncovered truly are more amazing than the myths of the past. Delightful and informative read, no matter how old you are. Illustrations are stunning.

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